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Manchester Urban Observatory

Develop, create, research, learn… discover your city

The University of Manchester

The Manchester Urban Observatory draws on expertise from across the University of Manchester's three faculties.

Of strategic significance to the Urban Observatory are the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI) and the Manchester Environmental Research Institute (MERI), which have been established as interdisciplinary hubs bringing together academic and non-academic expertise from all over the world.

solar radiation

wind direction

river level

humidity

Shared Research Environment

The Manchester Urban Observatory is funded as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) network of interlinked urban infrastructure observatories at sites across the UK.

As part of this UK-wide collaborative effort to accurately measure and analyse our urban environments, the data gathered is to be open access and all of the equipment used can be made available to other organisations.

UKCRIC transparent

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